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Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 27 October 2009 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

'I have existed merely to perform tricks for you, Torvald. But you would have it so. You and papa have committed a great sin against me. It is your fault that I have made nothing of my life. Our home has been nothing but a playroom. I have been your doll-wife, just as at home I was papa's doll-child....'
- Nora in 'A Doll's House' by Henrik Ibsen

NIKON D700 1/20 second F/1.8 ISO 200 50 mm

A film maker from India who has recently rediscovered his passion for photography.

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Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! This is beautiful image! Great lighting and tones. Superb processing. Very well done

27 Oct 2009 6:02am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

This "model" is nicely paired with the Ibsen quote !!!
Very creative. Lovely, lovely light.

27 Oct 2009 6:12am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou, France

L'idée est originale ! Bonne journée.

27 Oct 2009 6:14am

fabrizio from rome, Italy

I like the lightness and the soft atomosphere well done

27 Oct 2009 6:47am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe, comme une poupée de sucre !

27 Oct 2009 6:55am

eva from Rouen, France

in french you call this small statue "un biscuit" (a sort of porcelaine without colour) it's special...
Some children are just toys for their parents, just things, as Nora... It's a great sin...
I love your photo and I love the citation, and I love your mind....

27 Oct 2009 7:34am

micke bergling from sandviken, Sweden

Love the a great shot

27 Oct 2009 8:30am

Alex from Barcelona, Spain

Que bueno el tratamiento que has aplicado en esta fotografia, con ese toque glamuroso.
Buen trabajo, saludos.

27 Oct 2009 9:57am

Sriram from Chennai, India

Nice light.. good shot!

27 Oct 2009 10:10am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nice shot pavan

27 Oct 2009 10:28am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Lovely colours and the composition.
A very nice atomosphere.

27 Oct 2009 10:58am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

...a fairy tale that seems is about to come to life :)

27 Oct 2009 1:00pm

Mys Lyke Meeh from Toronto, Canada

aww sweet. she was like dreaming of prince charming or something!

27 Oct 2009 1:57pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

the lighting is just superb . . . a truly magical shot ;-)

27 Oct 2009 2:27pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

goodness, very sublime

27 Oct 2009 2:54pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

super light and tones !

27 Oct 2009 3:13pm

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

Great shot!

27 Oct 2009 5:41pm

philippe from dijon, France

Vraiment superbe, bravo et bonne soirée, Philippe.

27 Oct 2009 8:38pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

une poupée de porcelaine

27 Oct 2009 10:11pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

She is a real doll! :-)

28 Oct 2009 2:43am

lydia from Paris, France

Une belle illustration du texte de Henrik Ibsen !

28 Oct 2009 3:45am

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


28 Oct 2009 4:27am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

i like how you made the figurine romantic in the photograph.
it's nicely done pavan!

28 Oct 2009 4:33am

masoud from tehran, Iran

very nice work !

28 Oct 2009 5:39am

jeanne from marseille, France

et hautaine
son regard est ailleurs

28 Oct 2009 8:55am

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Una foto muy bonita parece de algodon de la suavidad que transmite. Saludos

28 Oct 2009 9:11am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Very beautiful ,soft tones and great composition !

28 Oct 2009 9:28am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

A beautiful and romantic portrait of this prima ballerina ... lovely soft focus and light!

28 Oct 2009 9:39am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

This is superb Pavan. I like the light and the softness here!

28 Oct 2009 9:41am

fabrizio from rome, Italy


28 Oct 2009 9:52am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

A nicely framed and portrayed image

28 Oct 2009 9:59am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

I like it, it looks very romantic.

28 Oct 2009 10:11am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

An unusual and gentle image, Pavan.

28 Oct 2009 10:38am

christina from Belgium

Magnifique, j'adore!

28 Oct 2009 11:03am

k@ from Paris, France

So strong with Ibsen's words, you created a fab & perfect duet !

28 Oct 2009 11:23am

thami from Morocco

Il ne lui manque que la parole !
Bonne journée lumineuse!

28 Oct 2009 11:32am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

I like!!!
The subject seems to take life in your image!!
Magnificent treatment!!
I am a fan!!:)

28 Oct 2009 12:02pm

Tigwenn from Bordeaux, France

Un petit air de Marilyn!
Belle journée!

28 Oct 2009 1:28pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

I normally don't like photos of figurines like this one - - but the light here is just dramatic, can't help but be charmed. it fits the subject perfectly. clever Pavan :)

28 Oct 2009 1:36pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Very good shot with some artistic lighting! Wonderful usage of that fast lens!

28 Oct 2009 1:51pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Very nice work on this and I like the soft feel to the photograph and the soft light make this very appealng!

28 Oct 2009 2:00pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Lovely lighting.

28 Oct 2009 2:46pm

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Beautiful light and soft focus! Works so well with the quote.

28 Oct 2009 2:55pm

`Paul from Minneapolis, United States

exceptional lighting on this !!! superbly shot.

28 Oct 2009 4:16pm

Mr Tambourine from Durham, United Kingdom

superb lighting!!!

28 Oct 2009 6:28pm

Paul van der Meer from Valkenswaard, Netherlands


28 Oct 2009 6:44pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Angle and lighting are superb.

28 Oct 2009 7:15pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful shot

28 Oct 2009 7:32pm

eme chiquilla from córdoba, Spain

Gorgeous portrait of the porcelaine(?) doll! Aplausse!!

28 Oct 2009 7:37pm

Kiki from Ambert, France

Disturbing atmosphere returned well in this photo ! good light !
Thank you for your passage !

28 Oct 2009 8:09pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Nice and soft. Great lighting!!! : )

28 Oct 2009 8:20pm

Francine from Buire le sec, France

Nice shot and good light.

28 Oct 2009 8:48pm

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Very beautiful soft light

28 Oct 2009 9:44pm

Michael from Shell village, United Kingdom

Very romantic, and nicely photographed.

29 Oct 2009 12:08am

Ajay from Pune, India

Excellent processing, Pavan. I love that glow of lighting around Nora...

29 Oct 2009 1:03am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

... and how it would be like if this was a real model... Very tender feel!!!!!

29 Oct 2009 1:35am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

A lovely and elegant image with great soft lighting effect. Stunning composition.

29 Oct 2009 2:08am

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

The light and its diffused spark wrapped around her statuesque and nostalgic existence make it a stand out treatment. Nice!

29 Oct 2009 2:27am

Kalyan from India

fantastic shot & the composition!

29 Oct 2009 3:02am

Rags from Plano, United States

This really is a beautiful image.

29 Oct 2009 4:13am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Cool lighting!

29 Oct 2009 6:54am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely shot.. looks like she is dreaming about something..

29 Oct 2009 9:20am

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

great light and angle

29 Oct 2009 10:47am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I love magic, this I feel here, i'm glad you visited me :)

29 Oct 2009 11:46am

Val37 from Tours, France

Une belle ambiance pour un sujet si délicat !

29 Oct 2009 11:56am

Mr. Gilbert from from north to south of, Philippines

great figurine photo!

29 Oct 2009 1:12pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful picture, nice contrast between light and shadow, beautiful tones, very nice.

29 Oct 2009 1:36pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Nice subject and atmposhpere in the picture!

29 Oct 2009 2:33pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent lighting

29 Oct 2009 5:34pm

Bernardo from Barcelona, Spain

Toda una imagen de porcelana incrustada en tonos cremosos y suaves. Un tratamiento excelente.

29 Oct 2009 7:13pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

superb picture and an excellent Ibsen quote Paul! Clever and decent use of the light ;)

1 Nov 2009 9:03pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Sorry - mixed up your name =(

1 Nov 2009 9:04pm

Ravi from Bangalore, India

Splendid work Pavan.

4 Nov 2009 8:52am

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

interesting. love the soft edges falling off.. beautiful tones and composition

10 Nov 2009 1:16pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Superb picture and an excellent WORK!


27 Nov 2009 5:14pm

1/20 second
ISO 200
50 mm